Entertained to Death

by Henry Makow Ph.D. — henrymakow.com Dec 2, 2013

"I have never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude." ― Henry David Thoreau

We are becoming more “externalized” than ever. What does that mean?

We seek satisfaction, knowledge and meaning outside ourselves, i.e. our souls.  We depend on “ego strokes” the world gives us for our happiness. Facebook has turned us into “likes” addicts. If we write on someone’s wall, and they don’t notice, we are miffed.  If someone doesn’t want us to be “linked in”, we are despondent.
We are like the squealing chicks waiting for benefactors to bring us juicy worms in the form of form of money, sex or recognition. This sense that our happiness comes from outside is the source of all addictions.


The biggest mistake is assuming that others know better than we. The truth, in Thoreau words, is that “all anyone knows is the wind that blows.” …

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